There is always something fun to do in New Orleans, but sometimes you want to find something extra new and exciting. There are even places that you may have overlooked. Cool hangouts hiding in plain sight perhaps? There's a museum that's been around for a while, but when it moved locations, they really kicked things up a notch. Now, it's been transformed into an adult playground in New Orleans that's perfect for a bit of weekend fun.

If you want to bring out your inner child and play with your friends, The Louisiana Children's Museum is the place. The facility recently moved from the Warehouse District to City Park and it's bigger and better than ever. Now, there's convenient parking, a bike station nearby and close access to the streetcar. 

With two floors of new interactive exhibits and old favorites re-imagined, you won't find a museum quite like this one. 

While your visiting, you should definitely check out the colorful life-sized shotgun house. The whole thing was painted by local artist Terrence Osbourne, so you know it's the perfect backdrop for that colorful insta you've been waiting for. 

You can also blow up a life-sized bubble around you and a friend. The bubble factory is guaranteed to make you feel like a kid again.

Not only are there crazy fun exhibits like human-sized bubbles and a life-sized funky shotgun house, there is good food, and of course, booze.

Acorn is the spot for drinks, breakfast, and lunch inside the museum. They have unforgettable dishes like their Avocado Breakfast Toast, Kale Caesar Bowls, Mac 'n' Cheese and Fried Chicken Sandwiches.

Pair your meal with delicious French Truck coffee, espresso, and lattes, or (even better) a selection of canned wines and local beers.

It's really the perfect place to unwind with friends, try some cool experiments and even eat and drink. 

They're open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For the whole month of December, their hours are extended on Wednesday's from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

If you want to keep playing, check out the Music Box Villiage or if you feel like doing something else in City Park, head to the Botanical Gardens.

 

Louisiana Children's Museum

Price: $14

Address: 15 Henry Thomas Drive, New Orleans, LA 70124

Why You Need To Go: Let your inner child out to play and drink with friends.


 

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